The Mercedes-Benz 4MATIC technology is far more than just a standard 4 wheel-drive. The system automatically registers the road presence and adjusts to allow the driver to drive across different types of terrain and road surface.
4MATIC drives are powered by a 7 speed automatic transmission. The 4MATIC features works along side other features of the car such as ABS (Antilock Braking System) and 4-ETS (4-wheel Electronic Traction System) to help precisely manage the demands of each wheel.
When a car is driven in a straight line all for wheels normally rotate at the same rate, although when going round a corner the car focus' on the two outside wheels. With 4MATIC it continually monitors the speed of each wheel to know when turning at the proper speed, or not in every situation.
Even with all the power of a Mercedes-Benz the vehicle remains stable at all times no matter how the power is distributed across all four wheels.